Trump Rails Against Migrant Caravan in Twitter Tirade: ‘A Disgrace to the Democrat Party’

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack Sunday against a growing Central American migrant caravan hoping to enter the U.S., stating he plans to block it. “Full efforts are being made to stop the onslaught of illegal aliens from crossing our Souther (sic) Border,” he wrote Sunday afternoon. “People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” The Continue reading "Trump Rails Against Migrant Caravan in Twitter Tirade: ‘A Disgrace to the Democrat Party’"

CNN Analyst Says Infighting Between Authorities May Cripple Weinstein Case: They’re Going to ‘Cannibalize Themselves’

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein may be long gone from the film industry, but whether he’ll ever spend time behind bars remains a major question. That’s because he might not even face a trial, CNN reported Sunday. The network’s legal analyst Mark Geragos, whose star-studded list of clients has included Colin Kaepernick and Michael Jackson, predicted that battles between the New York City Police Department and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office could be the death knell to the case. “If you’re on the defense here, you just sit back and watch them cannibalize themselves,” he told the outlet, claiming the case is “unraveling.” The analysis comes just ten days after CBS reported the district attorney tossed out part of the sexual assault case following revelations indicating a NYPD Detective Nicholas DiGaudio discouraged a witness from speaking out about evidence that weakened one accuser’s story. To further complicate Continue reading "CNN Analyst Says Infighting Between Authorities May Cripple Weinstein Case: They’re Going to ‘Cannibalize Themselves’"

Max Boot Condemns Right Wing Media for Using Caravan to Scare Viewers: Demagoguery, Racism and Nativism

As a swelling Central American migrant caravan heads for the U.S., Max Boot bashed the right wing media’s coverage of the story, accusing it of manipulating the narrative with political rhetoric designed to appeal to Donald Trump‘s base. “It is demagoguery,” the told CNN’s Brian Stelter during a Reliable Sources interview Sunday. “It is also, I believe, racism and nativism really pandering to the fears of Trump supporters and Fox News viewers who tend to be older white males who are alarmed about the supposed invasion of dark-skinned newcomers coming to America.” Boot, a columnist and CNN global affairs analyst, expressed frustration at the rebranding of the GOP under the current administration, recalling the old days when Republicans held values vastly different from those of the president. “It was a conservative party with a white nationalist fringe, and under the impact of Fox News and Donald Trump, Continue reading "Max Boot Condemns Right Wing Media for Using Caravan to Scare Viewers: Demagoguery, Racism and Nativism"

Lindsey Graham Says He’s ‘Never Felt More Used in My Life’ Than by MBS: ‘He’s Done to Me’

[jwviedo id = dwT3lx1h] Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) doubled down on his condemnation of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman Sunday, recalling his past admiration for the leader by whom he now feels played in light of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. “MBS talks about reforming the country in a way that I liked,” Graham told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo. “I never felt more used in my life. I introduced him when he was in Washington.” The senator has taken a particularly strong stance against the prince in recent days, condemning him for Khashoggi’s death which occurred after the journalist entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month. While President Donald Trump has accepted Saudi Arabia’s unfounded explanation that Khashoggi was killed during a fist fight, Graham wants action. “I find it impossible to believe that the crown prince was not involved, so go after him and his Continue reading "Lindsey Graham Says He’s ‘Never Felt More Used in My Life’ Than by MBS: ‘He’s Done to Me’"

Saudi Foreign Minister Rebukes Rand Paul for Blaming Khashoggi’s Death on MBS: That’s Based on Emotions and Speculation

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir rebuked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday for his assertion that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was culpable in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, contending that the senator didn’t know much. “I find it very surprising that somebody 6,000 miles away can be certain about an event that happened 6,000 miles away with no access to information or intelligence,” al-Jubeir told Fox News’ Bret Baeir in an exclusive interview. “So this is a judgment call on the part of Senator Paul. This is not based in fact. It’s just based on emotions and based on speculation.” Earlier in the day, Paul gave an interview of his own in which he said he was “certain that the crown prince was involved and that he directed this,” arguing that U.S. relations with the leader could not continue and that he must be replaced. In response, Continue reading "Saudi Foreign Minister Rebukes Rand Paul for Blaming Khashoggi’s Death on MBS: That’s Based on Emotions and Speculation"

On Fox, Newt Gingrich Rips Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Killing: ‘Their Explanation is Insultingly Stupid’

Amplifying calls for justice in the mysterious death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Saudi Arabia claims was killed in a brawl after he entered its consulate in Turkey earlier this month, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave a blistering response. “First of all, their explanation is insultingly stupid,” he told Fox News’ Chris Wallace during an interview Sunday, flabbergasted by “the idea that this guy walked in the room with 15 security people, got in a fight and was accidentally killed and then they happened to have apparently an ability to dismember him and get rid of him that happened to be there.” The reason President Donald Trump has been accepting of that story, Gingrich contended, is that he “is trying to walk a tight rope” with regard to U.S.-Saudi relations, adding, “I think it’s a big problem, not a small one.” “On the one hand Continue reading "On Fox, Newt Gingrich Rips Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Killing: ‘Their Explanation is Insultingly Stupid’"

Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Doesn’t Pretend ‘Beating Up a Reporter is Okay’

President Donald Trump‘s recent jokes about the assault of a reporter don’t have everyone laughing. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) faced a persistent line of questioning from CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday, who pushed him to take a clear stand on the commander in chief’s dangerous rhetoric at a Montana rally last week. Though Sasse began by stating he doesn’t pay much attention to the rallies, he added, “We need to have a president who celebrates the First Amendment and not pretends that beating up a reporter is okay.” On Thursday, Trump delivered a speech in support of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) in which he recalled the politician’s physical attack on The Guardian‘s Ben Jacobs, stating, “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy.” The May 2017 incident led to Gianforte pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault. While Sasse conceded that Continue reading "Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Doesn’t Pretend ‘Beating Up a Reporter is Okay’"